Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is commonly known as “stick welding.” Arc welding is one of the most widely used welding processes for industrial welding applications. There are numerous types of these welding machines available with varieties of shapes, sizes, features and prices.
(SMAW) uses the electricity from the welder and passes it through a rod. At the point of contact it arcs and creates a temperature that can reach 7,000° F. The rod begins to melt, and the coating around it creates a shield from any oxygen that could contaminate the weld.
This technique is typically used to weld mild steel, low alloy, stainless steels and cast iron for repair, maintenance and fabrication.
When arc welding, keep these tips in mind:
There are many factors to consider while choosing an arc welding machine, including current control options, durability, multifunction features and more. Talk to the experts at Hocon Industrial Gas about getting the best arc welders. Contact us, call or visit our showroom to learn more.